KENNETH COFFEE, JR.
Appointment Term: May 2021 - November 2021
Mr. Kenneth (Ken) R. Coffee was born in Dallas, Texas. He grew up both in South Eastern Oklahoma and Wichita Falls, Texas before joining the United States Army-where he continued his military service for 24 years. He served in Iraq twice and participated in several other overseas assignments in Europe and the Middle East. The first part of his Army career was spent in equipment maintenance and fleet management. He was later selected to serve as a unit Equal Opportunity Leader, Resilience Trainer, and as Victim’s Advocate. Mr. Coffee aided in establishing the SHARP Advocate training program for Fort Carson. He was later selected to be the Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator--managing awareness and prevention training, and tracking all reports of assault and harassment for the Fort Carson community and personnel. His role included advising community leadership on the topic and creating partnerships with military and civilian entities to provide greater assistance to victims and innovative resources to leaders.
Mr. Coffee’s wife of 22 years, Cammie, is a former nurse focusing on Alzheimer’s, geriatric psychiatry, and end of life care. She has enjoyed many years of volunteering and participating in PTA & PTO with their children’s elementary schools, especially her time at Aragon while both children attended. Their son Kenneth is an FFCHS graduate and is currently attending Pike’s Peak Community College. He has also attended the Fire Academy program and currently holds his EMT, lifeguard, and swim instructor certifications. Ryleigh, their 15-year-old daughter, is currently attending FFCHS and participates in DECA, winning first place in the Principles of Marketing category in her freshman year.
After retirement from the military, Mr. Coffee became an Army Civilian to continue training quality victim advocates and response coordinators. He and his family have volunteered with several organizations such as Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Survivor Task Force, The Mission Continues, Care and Share Food Bank, and The Red Cross. He and his family enjoy movies, hiking, and being outdoors with their two dogs Chewy and Oakley.